Tips from publishers
Examples of Video Abstracts
Storytelling Components (not extensive):
The Digital Scholarship Services Department can assist you in recording your video.
Before recording, make sure:
Make your video entry and ending stand out: add intro and outro music that’s licensed for reuse, which you can find on dig.CCmixter, or simply run a search from Creative Commons on both ccMixter and Soundcloud. If you’re unable to find music among all the openly licensed options. You can also purchase music from AudioJungle.
Adding Captions or Subtitles
AUB ScholsrWorks will keep and provide access to a copy of your video abstracts in the AUB ScholarWorks is the Institutional Repository of the American University of Beirut. It is a digital showcase of the research, scholarly and creative output of the institution's community. It centralizes, facilitates and encourages the preservation, exploration, dissemination, promotion and use of the University's academic and research activities using open access publishing model.
The Digital Scholarship Services Department can assist authors in using any of the following tools.
Equipment and tools:
You may use your laptop, webcam, and microphone to record your description of the paper. You can also use a desktop computer with a standalone webcam and microphone if need be. And if you plan to do a simple video abstract, a smartphone that can record videos will do the job.
Video recording software: there are great resources online to help you make the best of your footage and storyboard. You might already have movie-editing software on your computer and there are numerous websites that offer advice on how to make the most of these resources:
Images and Graphics
Video abstracts must meet minimum standards of quality for both video and audio components. In creating a video abstract, you are asked to meet the following specifications:
We do ask for (and check) all video abstracts for quality, to ensure they are watchable. Below are our technical specifications:
Please include a written transcript (a written version of the material you have presented) when sending in your file. This is to ensure that your video is accessible to all.